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Inventions, machines
A COLLECTION OF 2 WORKS, COMPRISING:
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Inventions, machines
A COLLECTION OF 2 WORKS, COMPRISING:
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Inventions, machines
A COLLECTION OF 2 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Dircks, Henry (1806-1873). The life, times and scientific labours of the second Marquis of Worcester. To which is added, a reprint of his Century of Inventions. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1865, 8vo, engravings (one folding plate) and vignettes, errata leaf, half red morocco on marbled boards, edges gilt, (bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1986), [T&W S163], splitting at joint 
ii. White, James. A new century of inventions, being Designs & Descriptions of one hundred machines, relating to arts, manufactures, & domestic life. Manchester: for the author, 1822, 4to, 50 engraved plates, divisional titles, errata slip, modern boards with original wrappers for all five parts inserted at the back, (Wigan Free Public Library, embossed library stamp; bought from Alain Brieux, Paris, 1993), [T&W W43], some offsetting
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Catalogue Note

White's account of 100 inventions of his own design - including designs for the textile industry, an "adding machine" and such apparent whimsies as "a serpentine boat" - was consciously modelled on the Marquess of Worcester's 1663 catalogue of his inventions (see also lot 700).

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